As an artist, nothing makes me happier than seeing someone connect and smile with my work. There’s no better feeling than when we experience a lift of our spirit. When captured, that exquisite moment can transcend our external environment.
Sculpture has given me a feeling of purpose, something that can be enjoyed by so many who will see and feel something for themselves.
A new world has opened up before me and I feel that I am still at the foot of the stairs, always wanting to see more, learn more, and share my inspiration and spontaneity with others.
As a viewer, we know the story, we have been there ourselves. We touch and recognise the excitement, the calm or the clutter. Dawn’s reflection on the idea of life’s journey as a complex layer of comfort and chaos, strength and fragility, authenticity and vulnerability. Strong, bold and beautiful.
BBC1 'HOME is where the ART is'
In late 2019, I was approached by the BBC to appear in the second series of 'Home is where the art is'. I initially declined to participating in the show, partly because I didn't want to see myself in front of the camera. After some convincing conversations with the casting team, I thought why not. I would focus on building my confidence and consider it a challenge to design and create in pressure. My location for filming was in the delightful seaside town of Whitstable.
The filming took two months in which time I was announced the winner. I was truly thrilled by the experience and it boosted my confidence hugely. Since it first screened on BBC1 in July 2020, I have had the pleasure of having so many people discover my sculpture. I love the emotion and connection that has been shared by this tv show. I will treasure this experience forever.